Our goal is to improve healthcare by removing barriers to medication access and adherence and providing expert advice especially to the most vulnerable. In short, we are Bringing Your Pharmacy to You.
Pills2Me started as an initiative by pharmacist and Yale School of Public Health student Leslie Asanga at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pills2Me was founded to help seniors and immunocompromised people maintain social distancing while still having access to essential medications. Today, the service that came from that original effort is available to anyone, in multiple cities across the United States.
We envisage a world where everyone can access medications and all pharmacy services without the need to visit a physical pharmacy location.
Dr. Asanga is an experienced pharmacist and recently graduated from Yale University with a Master of Public Health degree. He is the CEO and co-founder of UrPharm which won the Thorne Prize at Startup Yale 2020. He also holds a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Roseman University of Health Sciences and an MBA with more than five years of healthcare experience. He is an innovator and passionate about creating healthcare ventures that create impact in vulnerable communities.
Waleed is a technology entrepreneur with 15 years of wide-ranging experience in launching technology startups, all aspects of software development, working with innovative engineering teams and managing various medium to large sized software development projects. He is the founder of Decimalz, a software development company specializing in development of business applications, enterprise applications, ERP, e-commerce solutions, web and mobile applications.
Dr. Andrus is currently an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist with experience in multiple areas of inpatient pharmacy. After obtaining a Doctor of Pharmacy and MBA from Roseman University of Health Sciences, he went on to complete a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist and has more than five years of healthcare experience working in various hospital systems.
Dr. Habashi is a senior surgical resident at McMaster University and a recent graduate from Yale University with an MPH in Biostatistics. His training at Yale University entailed advanced analytical methodologies, statistical programming, database management and geographic information system mapping. He is an active clinician-scientist with keen interest in surgical outcome improvement, healthcare-environmental footprint and telemedicine. He holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry with the Senate’s Medal from Carleton University (Ottawa, ON, Canada) and an MD from the University of Toronto.
Christian Olivier is a 2nd-year MPH student at Yale University, where he also completed his B.A. in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health and was a Global Health Scholar. He is currently an Administrative Resident at Children's Hospital New Orleans, and has held numerous positions in the areas of hospital administration and public health. He is passionate about data-backed decision making and narrowing equity gaps in the Southern United States.
Kaveh Khoshnood, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the Yale School of Public Health and executive committee member at Yale Council on Middle East Studies. He is co-founder of Yale Violence and Health Study Group and a faculty member of the Program on Conflict, Resiliency and Health at the Yale MacMillan Center. Dr. Khoshnood is trained as an infectious disease epidemiologist and has more than three decades of domestic and international experience in HIV prevention research among people who use drugs and other at risk populations.
Dr. Madison is the Founder and CEO of The Public Health Pharmacist, PLLC a boutique consulting firm specializing in public health. She is a healthcare media contributor who has been featured on many news channels for her public health expert commentary during the COVID19 pandemic. Dr. Madison is also an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Roseman University of Health Sciences (RU). Advocating for change to improve the health and wellness of vulnerable populations and the underserved through public health awareness.
Dr Zinkeng Asonganyi is the system director for ambulatory pharmacy services at University of Texas Medical Branch. He was one of 14 pharmacy leaders recently appointed to serve on ASHP Specialty Pharmacy State of Practice in Hospitals and Health Systems – Future Directions Summit Steering Committee. Dr. Zinkeng is a graduate of the University of Findlay College Of Pharmacy, Ohio and been a health system pharmacy administrator for the majority of his career. He is passionate about controlling pharmaceutical expenses through supply chain and formulary management and revenue cycle management for both medical and pharmacy benefits.
Dr. Metzger joined Roseman University (then the Nevada College of Pharmacy) in 2001. He has a PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from the University of Minnesota and has taught in biochemistry for 20 years. He has done research on opioids and opioid receptors at the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He currently serves as Vice President for Institutional Research and Effectiveness at Roseman and chairs Roseman’s Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Fatema currently serves as the Assistant Director of InnovateHealth Yale and Innovation Manager for the Sustainable Health Initiative at Yale University. She is active in the global health and educational equity community and has presented nationally and locally on panels including those for DreamWeek, The American Association for University Women, and Leadership for Educational Equity. Fatema was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 in Education list for 2018 and is dedicated to ensuring educational and health equity for people globally.